French Drain Installation in Ellicott City

When it comes to your Ellicott City home, you should do everything in your power to protect it. You work too hard to have your home put at risk because of rain. Basement flooding can mean a little rain becoming a big problem. One of way to keep your Ellicott City home safe is to call Rhine Landscaping for a French drain installation!

How French Drains Work?

A French drain is a gravel-filled trench with a slotted pipe on top. These drains are used to direct surface and ground water away from your home and to a specific area of your property. Typically used near the home’s foundation, these drains help to prevent water from entering your foundation and from flooding your basement. French drains direct surface water toward the lowest part of your property by allowing it to enter a perforated pipe. These drains are different than other surface drains because they help collect water throughout your property instead of through one opening in a specific area. These drains will help prevent water from pooling in specific areas of the property.

French Drain Installations

The first step of installing a French drain is to determine the best location for it on your property. When working with our on-staff drain designers, we will work with you to choose the right spot for your new drainage system. Our designers will work to ensure your property is graded at just the right angle and your drain is the right depth for optimal drainage. We will also check city codes and make sure there is nothing underground that we should be worried about like electrical and water lines. After everything is checked, our team will start to excavate your property and put the French drain into place. Once the drain is put in the trench, we will fill it with gravel before recovering it with topsoil and new sod to make it blend into your property. Your new drain will help keep your property dry all year round!


Rhine Landscaping has built a reputation for excellence in Clarksville and its surrounding areas and would be happy to take on your project. Contact Rhine Landscaping today to get the best help creating the landscape design of your dreams. Call 410-442-2445.